Matthews-Fuller Library Art Exhibit: Drawing the Human Figure

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is proud to host a collection of 32 drawings by student artists from the Geisel School of Medicine. The drawings were created in the fall of 2017 for the Enrichment Elective: Drawing the Human Figure, Geisel Course Number 151.  This exhibit will be on display until June 1, 2018.

Course Description:  The intention of this elective course was to provide a stress-free foray into drawing the nude human form. It was primarily an opportunity to relax, have fun, and try something new with no expectations of producing the Vitruvian Man. Instruction included the basics of proportion, measurement, shading, and contour drawing and catered to all degrees of experience in art.

Method of Instruction:  For each class the student coordinator (Erin D’Agostino, Geisel ’18) and faculty mentor (Stephen K. Plume, MD) provided instruction on the basics of one component of life drawing, followed by unstructured time to practice each new component.

Course Objectives:  Relax; Try something new; Accept being bad at something; Get excited about getting better at something; Gain a potential new source of leisure activity to foster improved quality of life.

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